Quit nature to save wolves and bears? There are better ways
My first New Scientist article was published yesterday! In it, I talk about new research out by Jeremey Bruskotter and colleagues on how modernisation could have helped large carnivores repopulate in western countries. As people move out of the countryside to get a better life in the cities (higher pay, better education), a farmer's life of conflict with predators is left behind. This means people no longer dislike predators so don't want to kill them.